Recent content by njlarry

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    Hull construction at keelson, O'Day 40

    Pics would help alot.
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    Tiller or wheel for sailboat?

    Under 25 ft or racing tiller gives better feel, over 28 ft or cruiseing wheel gives more cockpit room and is worth added cost and maintenance.
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    Autopilot install on O’Day 40

    Every O day auto helm installation I have seen was wheel mounted as is mine.
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    Greetings, New owner of an O'Day 35 here.

    Welcome aboard. When I first got my 34 6 years ago the first thing I did was read all of the ODay big boat forums here going to back to the beginning. Will great reading for you on long winter nights.
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    Chesapeake Bay Charter Companies

    We keep our boat at Haven Harbour which is very nice. We have also chartered from Dave and Jacki over a five plus year period and have always had a good experience. They have a good range of boats to charter that are clean and maintained. Should you get some bad weather days Swan creek is right...
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    Winterizing the C310 engine?

    If I remember correctly the raw water cooling system is under 2 gal but I run 4 gal thru it and still check the specfic gravity. Antifreeze is cheap, engines are not so 4 or 5 gal will give you some piece of mind. After haulout don't forget to disconnect batteries and remove garboard drain plug...
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    How to enter a slip with pilings

    Our 34 is in a 45 slip so the end outer piling is far away from our stern. We come in bow first against a floating dock. The system Ward mentions is great and fool proof but takes some setting up. What gets us in stress free every time is... One, get a Dock Mate fiberglass pole towards the slip...
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    US Coast Guard ATON Survey

    Added my two cents they should keep crab traps and trot lines out of channels and light all fish traps. A guy can dream.
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    Winterizing the C310 engine?

    I have the same engine. Your plan is good. I change the trans fluid every year, leave the seacocks open, change fuel filter every other year around 100 hrs and disconnect the batteries. I leave the impeller in and replace every two or three years. Zinc is checked once a month in season. I have...
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    Where to find hard to find fasteners?

    Bolts Depot and of course wonderful MacMaster Carr
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    Where to buy outboard?

    Want to thank all who replied. I seem to SOL. Called Franzwa's they were very nice but no longer sell Tohatsu but do service them. Called Tuckerton twice but not answering and from the look of their website they don't carry them anymore either. As last resort called Online Outboards and told...
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    Where to buy outboard?

    I am not dissing anyone just reporting the fact and wondering if there is any merit to it. I believe that is appropriate for an open forum. As stated in the op I have reasons to select a 2020 Tohatsu. I most definitely prefer to buy from a bricks and mortar dealer but so far have had no luck...
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    Where to buy outboard?

    Onlineoutboards I think had some very bad reviews? Has anyone experience with them? Would be perfect as no shipping or sales tax. Will give Franzwas a call.
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    Where to buy outboard?

    Wouldn't thought it be this difficult to buy a simple outboard. Trying to get 2020 6 hp Tohatsu. Live in NJ drive thru Delaware to get to boat in Maryland so have tried dealers listed on Tohatsu but no luck. Some of the dealers listed on the Tohatsu as dealers don't actually even sell Tohatsu...
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    Keel Bolts

    Done on hard with anti seize compound to prevent galling stainless steel.